Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law’s academic programs provide the best of both worlds: foundational accredited legal instruction coupled with a varied selection of specific concentrations, joint degrees and LL.M ’s. Our highly experienced professors provide supportive and personalized education in classes with consistently small faculty/student ratios. The average class size for first year doctrinal courses is 50 students per section. Our first year Legal Research and Writing, Fundamentals of Legal Research, and Civil Procedure Lab courses average 19 students per section. The size of our upper level courses range from 4 to 65 students per class, and the law school offered 12 small seminars in the 2015-16 academic year.
Chapman also provides students with a number of academic resources that provide real-world legal experience to help maximize their law school education. Fowler School of Law has three competition boards: Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition, the law school hosts six clinics in which students can develop a variety of legal skills. Our clinics include the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center, the Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic, the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic, Entertainment Contracts Law Clinic, Low Income Taxpayers Clinic, and the Mediation Clinic. Also, law students can gain academic credit while participating in externships.
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